ESPN and its supporting channels will have Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide covered in as many ways as a person can possibly watch a live college football game.
The MegaCast will feature 14 different ways to experience the national title game live when it gets started at 8 p.m. ET from Miami Gardens, Florida at Hard Rock Stadium.
The main telecast will can be seen on ESPN, which will be like every other college football game you’ve seen this season with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit announcing the game with Maria Taylor on the sidelines, but without Holly Rowe who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Rules analyst Bill Lemonnier will also be part of the broadcast. Herbstreit has also tested positive for COVID-19 and called one of the semifinal games from his home in Nashville.
On ESPN2, CFP Live will include the NFL Live crew with Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovsky and Mina Kimes, with Todd McShay stepping in for NFL Draft discussion.
On ESPNEWS will be the Film Room, featuring current and former college football coaches breaking down the game as it happens. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze and North Carolina A&T’s Sam Washington will be on the broadcast.
On ESPNU, SkyCast will feature a camera behind the offense on the majority of plays with Jason Fitz and Mike Golic Jr. commenting out of commercial breaks. For the rest of it, viewers just get to hear the sounds of the game. Viewers can watch in 4K on DIRECTV, Comcast and Optimum.
On ESPN Deportes, viewers can watch the game being broadcasted in Spanish.
The SEC Network and will air the game with the Alabama radio announcers calling it synced up with the the main telecast. The same can be done with Ohio State’s announcers on the ESPN App.
In addition, a number of viewing options are available on the ESPN App including the Command Center, DataCenter, RefCast, All-22 and the High SkyCam.
The national ESPN Radio broadcast will be announced by Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge.